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Myers Park High

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Posted October 7, 2013

I go to this school its actually really good. Me and my family are moving to Monroe road and I was just wondering if its close to Myers Park?


Posted September 12, 2013

This school is the best in the city...ask the college reps at the college fairs. Yes, it is competitive, but if you want your child challenged send them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2012

Your child's education begins at home. This is an excellent school. And gives an excellent opportunity for students to experience what College will be like. Take control of your education. Expecting staff or teachers to babysit your children while you remain uninvolved, and then complain about the staff and teachers? No wonder many of the parents on here have complaints-- get involved. They can't do it alone. By comparison to other schools this is a large school-- you should want your kids to be in a larger school-- the ratio of students to teachers is still excellent, there are just a lot more of them... that's the real world. I graduated from a high school with over 5,000 students and 1800 in my senior class-- MPHS is half that size. The student body if very diverse. From underpriveledged students to those that are from the most expensive neighborhoods in Charlotte. Welcome to the real world.


Posted May 15, 2012

There are a lot of fights at this school, and my child was in the class the lady spoke of previously where the boy was pleasuring himself. The teacher was not aware of what was going on! How can this be? I don't fault the staff for the numerous fights, there are just so many kids and some are not from good homes. I've had two children attend Myers Park and I don't love it because of its size. Also, the lady on the left in the front office is rude and puts her personal calls above helping anyone at the front desk. Why is her rudeness permitted?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2012

I am not sure what all the praise about Myers Park is about. The school is average, at best. The math teachers are poorly qualified. My child's teacher for Algebra I and Geometry was completely incompetent. My child tells me of fights at the school on a daily basis and not a week goes by that someone is not arrested at the school. The administration is not engaged. I asked for a meeting with the principal three times and was turned down each time. Middle management is good, but a fish rots from the head first. If I had is all to do over again I would not move to this school's attendance zone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2012

This school has a bad drug problem....I'm seriously thinking of not sending my second child to this school. I have been through a very rough 1 1/2 yrs...Drug education classes, counseling and finally a new school mid year. It all went down hill when she started at MP. We are now doing much better at a small private school, which I'm lucky we can afford. Now my child enjoys going to school. Before she use to cry. I was on the verge of taking her for major psycho therapy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2012

I graduated from Myers Park in 2011.....I think it's one of the best schools in Charlotte.. We had our share of problems just like every school but it's not a bad school.......if you associate with the right people you won't have any problems
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2012

No support for exceptional chidren here. Not sure why the lady with the desk in the left corner of front office always has an attitude.Staff can be inflexible , and patronizing at times. Be careful of them telling you what they can't do for your child and require them to show you in the policy. Push for your childs rights and best interests.Get an advocate or you will be run over .The squeaky wheel get the oil.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

We have a student in Myers Park High School as a freshman this year. My husband has custody and his mother has taken him and refuses to bring him back. Courts don't help much and the school allowed his mother to enroll him, even though they have a court order on file from 2008 stating that my husband has custody. They will not give us information about our son that we ask for and avoid answering most all questions, although my husband is the legal custodian. His mother legally only has visitation rights. This school has acted very unethically by allowing a knowingly non-custodial parent to enroll a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

I went to Myers Park High School for my freshman year and i was very dismayed at leaving. It is a great school. The student body is diverse, the campus is beautiful and gives a college like expierience and the teachers and adminstrators are so kind and caring and there are so many after school tutoring opportunites etc.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2010

Hi the only thing I can say about Myers Park School is that some teachers care some don't also goes for the front desk and counselors they don't help much... Well that's my point of view.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

My son started as a freshman this fall. He has been a public school kid the whole time so we had heard great things about Myers Park and were excited to start. While some of the teachers are great, others not so good. I agree the the previous post--staff is impersonal. Principal and teachers will not directly answer questions. Schedules are very difficult to change. There is no space for everyone to have a seat at lunch so in the winter months, kids have to sit on the floor in the buildings. Know your kid before you start school here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

It depends on individual experience. My daughter has attended MP for two years transferring from a different county in NC. I can say that im glad she has gotten to experience a diverse group of students and seemes to fit in well but perhaps she would be better served in smaller more personal setting. This school is very big and the administration seems to have an impersonal 'theres too many students here to care about yours' approach which can make a parent defensive and have a sense of helplessness. Im sure its a totally different experience for students who have either come through this system since elementary or has 'other' personal connections here. Perhaps we should seek a school that can provide more personal approach in terms of academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

The school has been slipping for years...it is no longer one of the top 3 best high schools in CMS. The IB program is a watered-down version of the more rigorous honors/AP track. Still a good school...just not on level with Providence, Audrey Kell, or even Butler.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 23, 2008

myers park is really great. i'm a junior in the IB program, and the teachers are really fantastic. all the teachers are really eager to help, but don't suffocate you, and let you be independent at the same time. campus is pretty big at first, but they give you plenty of time to get to class, and soon you get used to it. there is never a dull moment at myers park. the performing arts program is really great, and the sports teams do really well. the vast number of students only contributes to the diversity that myers park offers. there is never a lack of school spirit. it's a really great school and i wouldn't go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2008

Overall the school is almost decent, but would have been a whole load better if Paul Bunyan took his giant ax and split the whole thing right down the middle. Becuase as it is right now there is way too little connecting between teachers and students. I think that most teachers want to help kids indivudally, and would, but are so strectched out between so many diffrent things that they cant. But wanting isnt doing, and the students are suffering. The school desperately needs to be divided. I mean, health classes in the cafetiria and buisness classes in cramped computer storage rooms?! come on. The city needs to find a soultuion. Maybe in a couple of years this Myers park would be a great place to send your kids, but now....I highly do not recommend anyone sending any kid here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2008

Myers Park offers great academics and they have great school spirit. It is a fun place to be, and a fabulous place to learn!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2007

I just started school here as a freshman who just moved from Cincinnati. The students were very welcoming and the teachers were absolutely wonderful. not to mention they will help you on any topic you are struggling with. In a school this big (3000 students) it is hard to believe you can find that kind of one on one relationship with your teachers, and yet you can. i am now immersed in debate here and it has pretty much become my life. I would recommend this school to anyone in the Charlotte area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2007

I agree with you below. My son is a gifted student and plays on the football team. The school seems top heavy--loads of administrators but not enough teachers. I know this school has been around for a long time and has a good reputation. I'm concerned with the size. If it sits of 62 acres (plus or minus) then I would think splitting it would be an excellent idea. I went to the 9th grade class orientation and was stunned by how overloaded the teachers are, that health was taught in the cafeteria.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

if you were to split the school in half you'd end up with two pretty decent schools. it's just too big. either double the staff or reduce the number of students. teachers have no connection with students. the staff overall are very cold to the students. the ib curriculum is challenging and there many ways for a student to fall through the cracks, don't assume the faculty are there to help catch them.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

694 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

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Reading

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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31%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

533 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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93%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

769 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

707 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

710 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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86%

2011

 
 
83%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

709 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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59%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

626 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students31%
Female29%
Male33%
Black11%
Asian53%
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students33%
Limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students58%
Female58%
Male59%
Black24%
Asian51%
Hispanic34%
Multiracial56%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Black33%
Asian51%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial57%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 52%
Black 27% 26%
Hispanic 8% 14%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

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  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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School Leader's name
  • Mark Bosco
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (980) 343-5803

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

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Transportation options
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  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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2400 Colony Road
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